Suf"fix (?), n. [L. suffixus, p.p. of suffigere to fasten on, to affix; sub under + figere to fix: cf. F. suffixe. See Fix.]

1.

A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix.

2. Math.

A subscript mark, number, or letter. See Subscript, a.

 

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Suf*fix" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffixed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Suffixing.]

To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append.

 

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